we are still adjusting to a school schedule.
we are all so very tired.
yesterday steph and i gathered fabric of the muslin variety....and if you ask my hubby it is musliM....
yesterday steph and i twisted, knotted, and rubberbanded fabric with anxious anticipation of what today would bring.
last night i gathered all of our supplies:
and then i gathered
today, i thought....hmmmm maybe i should read the directions.
this is close to what the tiny print looks like with my 45 year old eyes.....it use to be nearsightedness was my only visual issue
so i had to run and grab a pair of these to read the directions...so much better...
i love my cheaters. got loads of them for a buck a pair a target a couple of years ago and they are scattered here, there, and everywhere throughout the house.
i had planned to multi-task today not only our dye project, but also stripping.
yup i stripped down to the bare nakedness in the backyard.
the bare naked metal and wood that is.
so with some of this citrus-y stuff
but these lovely pieces of semi painted-rusted-patina metal are the backs from 2 vintage chairs that fell apart.
as the hubs headed for the trash he stopped in his tracks and wait to hear it....he knew it was coming....my yelp....'wait....don't throw those away i have an idea!'
and so he took them apart and kept the good stuff and threw out the broken-beyond-repair pieces.
i am waiting for the weather to cool just a bit so that we can light another fire in the back and finish the burning process that we started just before the weather turned so hot.
after several hours of stripping in the backyard i gave in to the hungry-hungry mosquitos.
hours with your hands inside rubber gloves leaves an arty girls fingers looking a bit like this
ewww that feels weird
and if they weren't wrinkly enough
i jumped in and took a quick shower
i will spare you those photos!
the hubs worked and worked and worked his tush off today
after he was showered and fed and tucked in bed
i set off to make him a treat
bert wanted to help...help lick the bowl that is
maybe i will get a lick after she puts the batter in these?
even though we had to put off our the adventure we were just dye-ing to take today
it was still a very productive
vertigo and i played hide -n- seek all day
and a few times peek-a-boo
but i have to say this is the best day i have had in over 2 weeks
this arty girl is going to bed with a smile on
and her jammies.